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- v. to threap
- v. to call, to term
- v. to insist
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To call; to term.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of threap.
Middle English threp ("a rebuke"), deverbal of Middle English threpen ("to scold"), from Old English þrēapian ("to reprove, reprehend, punish, blame"), from Proto-Germanic *þraupōnan (“to punish”), from Proto-Germanic *þrawō (“torment, punishment”), from Proto-Germanic *þrawēnan (“to torment, injure, exhaust”), from Proto-Indo-European *trōw- (“to beat, wound, kill, torment”). Akin to Old English þrēagan ("to rebuke, punish, chastise"), þrēa ("correction, punishment"), þrōwian ("to suffer"). More at throe. See also threap. (Wiktionary)